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Woman killed in traffic accident

Woman killed in traffic accident

| June 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:35 a.m., June 2, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Lafayette Street and Pontiac Street on the reported motor vehicle accident with injury. Once on scene officers observed two vehicles, a passenger car and a pickup truck in the intersection. The passenger contained three individuals, the driver who was trapped […]

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Man shot dead, another wounded in car shooting

Man shot dead, another wounded in car shooting

| June 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:01 a.m., April 24, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4900 block of Mount Vernon Park Drive on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced one man, later identified as 52-year-old Michael Joseph Pitchford Jr., deceased, and took the other […]

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Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

| June 7, 2017

FRED COX, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, surrounded by his loving family after struggling with kidney disease. Funeral service was 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Imani Baptist Temple, 2920 Indiana Ave. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. BENJAMIN “BEN” ARINZECHUKWU NDUBUISI, 60, […]

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Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:19 p.m., May 30, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2200 Randallia Drive, Parkview Hospital, in reference to a shooting investigation. Hospital staff informed dispatch that a shooting victim had just arrived at their emergency room. The adult male victim was alert and conscious when he arrived at the […]

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Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:38, May 29, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 9600 block of St. Joe Center Road on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located an adult male inside the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was initially determined to be […]

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NAACP President Cornell Broooks voted out

NAACP President Cornell Broooks voted out

| June 6, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Why did the NAACP’s national board vote to part ways with their president, Cornell William Brooks? Several longtime members contacted by the NNPA Newswire were shocked to hear the news. Brooks, 56, has served in the position since May 2014. Some NAACP insiders said that there was a […]

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South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—While some celebrated by barbecuing with family and friends, watching an NBA game on television or following the world famous Indianapolis 500, Memorial Day weekend took on an extra special glow of love for a South Bend couple visiting the Summit City. On May 27, Lee and Amy Smith celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary. […]

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Obituaries: May 31-June 6, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: May 31-June 6, 2017 Edition

| May 31, 2017

Marva L. (Bynum) Isabell, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home. Carol L. Young, 70, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2017, at St Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Carol worked as a school bus driver with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 15 years, until […]

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Man found shot in alley

Man found shot in alley

| May 31, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:35 p.m., May 29, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2300 block of East Pontiac Street in reference to a shooting. Dispatch received several calls from citizens reporting a male in the alley was yelling for help. Officers arrived on scene and located the adult male victim lying […]

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Obituaries: May 24-30, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: May 24-30, 2017 Edition

| May 24, 2017

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